To watch digital TV channels by a VCR, users must have a DTV converter box. The purpose of the DTV converter box is to change the signal to analog so that it can be recorded on the VCR or sent to a TV for watching DTV shows on televisions. Thus, it needs two coaxial cables, one is used to hook up the DTV converter to the VCR, and the other is used to connect the VCR to a television. After successful connections, the VCR will work as a pass-through component to send DTV channels to the television. Also, users can record the DTV programs onto videocassette.
Guide on How to Watch DTV Channels by a VCR
Step 1: Connect the DTV converter, VCR and TV by 2 coaxial cables.
Hook up a coaxial cable from the RF output of the DTV converter to the antenna in jack which is on the back panel of VCR. And then connect the other cable from the RF out jack of the VCR to the TV antenna in jack.
Basic over-the-air TV reception with TV and digital converter box:
Add a VCR to record TV shows:
Step 2: Set the VCR and TV to either channel 3 or 4.
Step 3: Watch DTV channels on TV.
Turn on the DTV converter box and press the “Scan” button to search for DTV channels. A remote control usually comes with the DTV converter box. Users can change channels on the television for better viewing using the remote control.